The Oliver & S Bucket Hat is the perfect hat to sew!

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This fabric was almost a shirt.  For me.

Now I see that it was obviously meant for as a hat for my son! And the Oliver & S Bucket Hat is the perfect hat to sew!

This fabric has been in my stash for a while and therefore I can't recall where I got it. But I loved it from the moment I saw it.  I've been pondering what it should become and thought that I had settled on a Chinese collared short sleeve shirt (ewwww, that sounds awful but thats the best description!). I got making but upon setting in the sleeves, I realised I had made a big mistake!  It was the wrong fabric for the pattern.  D'oh.  In all my excitement I hadn't given enough thought to the drape needed in the pattern. 

So it sat in the WIP pile for a bit longer.

Summer gets closer and I realise that my son has grown out of his summer hats. Light bulb moment! I finally decided to cut off the seams of the shirt and make up this beautiful cotton into this Oliver & S Bucket hat for Little Buddy. I'd been hoarding the pattern for a while too, but my pattern hoarding is for another post...a long post!!!

I am pretty happy with how it's turned out.  It keeps the sun out of his eyes and off his face perfectly.  And is unique and special.

I didn't follow the pattern to the letter as I felt "my way" was easier at the time! Next time, I won't top stitch the crown once I bagged it all out as that was fiddly and left a few bumps.  I may also add some width to the brim for that little extra shade from the sun.

Overall, the Oliver & S Bucket Hat is the perfect hat to sew! Have you made this hat too? We'd love to see your makes!  Post a pic to our Facebook page or tag #usefulboxblog on Instagram!